White Throne Judgement
Great White Throne Judgment comes with a curse of eternal death. Make no mistake! God will allow you to defy and disobey Him. He will allow you to follow the crowd and the traditions of men. He will allow you to sin. (He also says there is a day of reckoning coming. As you sow, so shall you reap!) Yeshua was the living Word of God in Person, and the Bible is the written Word of God. And we shall be judged, for eternity, by these words! They should not be taken lightly or ignored.
When is the Great White Throne Judgment?
At the end of the Millennium after the Battle of Gog & Magog, that the great second Resurrection takes place.
● REV.20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.
● Revelation 20:7-9 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
The Great White Throne Judgment is for the rest of the dead, all the dead of all ages who were not saved,
and therefore were not resurrected at Christ’s Second Coming and did not appear at the Judgment Seat of Christ. It includes all those who lived through the 1000 year Millennium and yet followed the Devil at the end of it and were then destroyed in the Battle of Gog and Magog. All the people who ever lived, if unsaved, whether they were good or bad in their earthly lives, will have to stand at this Great White Throne Judgment of God.
Who is Judged at Great White Throne Judgment?
This judgment is for all the dead, small & great, including all those who lived through the Millennium & yet followed the Devil & were then destroyed at the end of it at the Battle of Gog & Magog.
● John 3:4 Everyone who practices sin practices lawlessness as well. Indeed, sin is lawlessness. 5 But you know that Christ appeared to take away sins, and in Him there is no sin. 6 No one who remains in Him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has seen Him or known Him. 7 Little children let no one deceive you: The one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as Christ is righteous. 8The one who practices sin is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the very start. This is why the Son of God was revealed, to destroy the works of the devil.9 Anyone born of God refuses to practice sin, because God’s seed abides in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God. 10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil can be distinguished: Anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is anyone who does not love his brother.
● Revelation 13: 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark of the name of the beast, or the number of his name.18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.
● Revelation 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
● Matthew 13:42 “As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. 42 They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear.
● Hebrews 10:26-27 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.
The next verses explain there is a second resurrection were all dead will have resurrected death and judgement will follow. The Great White Throne Judgement.
Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before Yahweh; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
All of mankind is “under the law” until they come into covenant through faith in the Messiah and receive salvation by grace through that faith.
Being “under the law” means under the penalty of the law, which is death. This is also called the Law of Sin and Death (Romans 8:2). Paul states a little earlier in Romans that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).
There are two witnesses for our actions whenever we sin.
Record of deeds
We have the Torah which defines sin (119 mministries.com)
● Romans 7:7 Well then, am I suggesting that the law of God is sinful? Of course not! In fact, it was the law that showed me my sin. I would never have known that coveting is wrong if the law had not said, "You must not covet."
● 1 John 3:4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
Every deed is recorded in a book, according to Revelation 20:12. These witnesses are why every mouth will be shut, or stopped, before our Creator; our sin is established.
As you may know, according to the Torah, it takes 2 to 3 witnesses to establish a matter and sentence someone to death. But did you realize that this includes our own guilt with the Father? Deuteronomy 19:15 (ESV) A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offense that he has committed. Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established.
● We know that two witnesses are necessary in order to establish our guilt. Continuing on. Romans 3:19-20 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.
● The question that must be answered first is, who are those that are “under the law”? For the sake of time we will simply state that all of mankind is “under the law” until they come into covenant through faith in the Messiah and receive salvation by grace through that faith.
● This also includes the Scriptures where Yahweh has told us He would send us a Messiah through which salvation would be made possible. We commit to that truth, and then live our lives as if it were true showing, or the evidence of, what we believe to be truth. Doing so is the exercising of our faith in the Word; through that faith and by the grace of Yahweh, we can receive salvation.
● After we have that faith, after we realize that we deserve death and need the redeeming work of the Messiah and turn our faith into action (our obedience), we are no longer under the curse (law of sin and death).
● Before we had faith in Messiah, we were under the law of sin and death (the curse), but after faith we are no longer under the law of sin and death.
● Revelation 20:11-15 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire and if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. (119 ministries)
Did you see that? All of our deeds are being recorded in books; those books are the second witness. However, once we have faith in Messiah, we find that we are no longer under the penalty of the law because He paid that penalty. Yet, how can that be? There are still two witnesses, so shouldn’t we still deserve eternal death? We find the answer to that question when we look at Colossians 2:13-14. Colossians 2:13-14 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. Verse 13 confirms that we were dead in our sins, but through Messiah our sins are forgiven. So…what happens when our sins are forgiven? The “record of debt that stood against us” has been cancelled out. It’s been paid by Messiah and nailed to the tree. Where was the record of this debt written down? It was written down in the book where all of our deeds were recorded, the second witness that establishes our guilt. Once that record of debt is paid, it is removed from our record; and we are now spotless. There is now only one witness! We cannot be put to death with only one witness! We now have eternal life! Messiah paid the penalty and thus destroyed the account of our transgressions so they could no longer be held against us!
● The reason that having faith in Messiah works is not because the law was removed from us as some believe Colossians 2 teaches. Salvation works within the borders or parameters established by the Torah because the second witness needed to condemn us to eternal death has been removed. Yahweh does not operate outside of His own law; if He did, then how can we believe that we should or are even able to be called righteous?
● Our Creator is amazing, perfect, just, righteous, and good. He gives us instructions detailing how He wants us to live as a set apart people. Like a good father, when we break the rules, there is a penalty for it; and it’s a severe one. Yet, because He loves His people so much He even provided a way within His own rules that we can be redeemed from that punishment.
● His law really is perfect; within it lies all of His provision for us
● Deuteronomy 19:15 "You must not convict anyone of a crime on the testimony of only one witness. The facts of the case must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.
● Galatians 3:24-26 So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for in Christ Jesus (Messiah Yeshua) you are all sons of God, through faith. The “law of sin and death” escorts, or brings us, to Christ by pointing out that we are in bondage/under the curse. It is not until the "law of sin and death" teaches us that we are cursed and in bondage, that we can come to the Messiah in faith as our Savior. Without that knowledge we would have no reason to come to Him.
1. So, we need the "curse of the law" or the "law of sin and death" to teach us that we are in bondage (under sin - Romans 3:20) in order to "escort" us to the Messiah.
2. It is to teach us to have faith and trust in His perfect grace as the perfect practicing of the Word made flesh who became the curse for us on that tree. Galatians 3:25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.
3. Now is the time to remember back to that definition of faith. Part of faith is believing that what the Word tells us is true. The Word, which includes the Torah or Law of God, shows us that we deserve death because we have sinned and that the Father has a way for us to be saved from that death.
4. That way is through faith in Messiah, the Word. In other words, the way for us to be saved is to believe that we have sinned and deserve death because the Word says so. We trust that what the Father told us is true, that to be righteous we are to follow His Word, and then we do it.
5. This also includes the Scriptures where Yahweh has told us He would send us a Messiah through which salvation would be made possible. We commit to that truth, and then live our lives as if it were true showing, or the evidence of, what we believe to be truth. Doing so is the exercising of our faith in the Word; through that faith and by the grace of Yahweh, we can receive salvation.
6. After we have that faith, after we realize that we deserve death and need the redeeming work of the Messiah and turn our faith into action (our obedience), we are no longer under the curse (law of sin and death).
7. Before we had faith in Messiah, we were under the law of sin and death (the curse), but after faith we are no longer under the law of sin and death. The law of sin and death is the tutor, the guardian. Again, for a more detailed discussion of that topic, please see our teachings
8. “ The tutor is no longer needed because we are no longer “under the law” (of sin and death).
9. When we come into the faith we have the understanding that Messiah paid the penalty of the law for us. Are you starting to see how this is all working together? The Torah was given to define for us what sin was, there is a penalty for sinning which is death. No one can be put to death unless there are two witnesses. Yahweh Himself is one witness. But what’s the second?
● Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
● Isaiah 65:17 "Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind